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Old 09-30-2016, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by silenus View Post
Coopers are hardly obsolete. With the world-wide boom in whisk(e)y production, the occupation is in greater demand today than it has been in a century.
Lots of barrels are also made for the winemaking industry as well. Granted, barrels were much more in demand say... 100-150 years ago, but being a cooper is still a going profession, unlike some of the others that date from those days.